Ever wonder what the stages of harvest include?

Ever wonder what the stages of harvest include?

By early August, the vineyards of Napa Valley are flourishing, and the planning for the annual harvest begins in earnest. While the arrival of another high-quality crop is a time of celebration, harvest time is also a period of almost non-stop hard work and critical...
What is Veraison, and when does it occur?

What is Veraison, and when does it occur?

Each year, vineyard managers in Napa Valley and around the world monitor each stage of development that will determine the successful maturation of their grape crop. Depending on the weather, elevation, soil type, and even the grape variety, the various stages may...
Planning Your Summer Trip to Napa Valley and Where to Visit

Planning Your Summer Trip to Napa Valley and Where to Visit

Summertime in Napa Valley offers a glorious opportunity to get away and enjoy new and exciting activities, great weather, and experience the beauty and bounty of nature. Few places offer so much to do for couples, groups, or families. The scenery, the weather, the...
A little look back into Bell Wine Cellars

A little look back into Bell Wine Cellars

Winemaking is not only an art but also an exacting science. Wineries can only survive by producing excellent vintages, innovating, and doing what is necessary to please their customers. While delivering the best-quality luxury wines must be every winemaker’s goal,...